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Franco Modigliani

1918 - 2003

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Franco Modigliani (18 June 1918 – 25 September 2003) was an Italian-American economist and the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franco Modigliani has received more than 362,800 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Franco Modigliani is the 59th most popular economist (up from 67th in 2019), the 849th most popular biography from Italy (up from 927th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Economist.

Franco Modigliani is most famous for his work on the life cycle hypothesis. He argued that the trade-off between consumption and investment is not a trade-off between two goods. Rather, it is a trade-off between present and future consumption.

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Among economists, Franco Modigliani ranks 59 out of 315Before him are Johann Heinrich von Thünen, Maurice Allais, Robert Mundell, W. Edwards Deming, Irving Fisher, and John Kenneth Galbraith. After him are Bertil Ohlin, Robert Solow, Theodore Schultz, William Stanley Jevons, Oliver E. Williamson, and Henry Mintzberg.

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Among people born in 1918, Franco Modigliani ranks 25Before him are Jørn Utzon, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, William Holden, Billy Graham, Chaim Herzog, and Rosalia Lombardo. After him are W. Eugene Smith, Frederick Reines, Maurice Druon, James Tobin, Ernst Otto Fischer, and Muriel Spark. Among people deceased in 2003, Franco Modigliani ranks 25Before him are Gianni Agnelli, Leopoldo Galtieri, Maurice Blanchot, Elia Kazan, Richard Crenna, and Compay Segundo. After him are Frederick Chapman Robbins, Luciano Berio, Nǃxau ǂToma, Zoran Đinđić, David Dacko, and Horst Buchholz.

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Among people born in Italy, Franco Modigliani ranks 849 out of 4,668Before him are Giovanna of Italy (1907), Beatrice d'Este (1475), Francesco Hayez (1791), Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta (1900), Maurizio Gucci (1948), and Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies (1806). After him are Baldassare Galuppi (1706), Andrea Pisano (1290), Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans (1810), Domenichino (1581), Giuseppe Torelli (1658), and Orazio Gentileschi (1563).


Among economists born in Italy, Franco Modigliani ranks 2Before him are Mario Draghi (1947). After him are Piero Sraffa (1898), Giovanni Arrighi (1937), Pier Carlo Padoan (1950), Alberto Alesina (1957), and Daniele Archibugi (1958).